Blackout hits Seattle-Toronto TV numbers hard
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] How important is it to have a nationally televised game air in the markets of both teams? The much-anticipated Seattle-Toronto FC match
(blacked out in Seattle) averaged only 171,000 viewers on NBCSN, almost half the audience for the MLS game, the Seattle-Sporting KC season opener, the week before.
Because the game was a
late addition to the MLS national television schedule -- after Michael Bradley signed with Toronto -- the NBCSN broadcast was blacked out in the state of
Washington and aired on Q13 FOX.
The game is the only match involving Toronto scheduled to air on NBCSN this season. The only other two NBCSN matches involving Canadian teams are fall
Cascadia Cup matches in which Vancouver is on the road against Portland and Seattle. No Montreal matches will appear on NBCSN slate of games.
The Seattle-Sporting KC game averaged 330,000
viewers, the most for an MLS game on NBCSN outside the 2012 London Olympics window when MLS games on NBCSN received huge boosts because of Olympic lead-ins.
|Recent Soccer America Daily WCQ 2018: Barbados forfeits for using ineligible player June 30, 5:24 a.m. |
Barbados swept Aruba 2-0 and 1-0 in their 2018 World Cup qualifying series and moved into ... WWC Today: England's Bronze ready for take gold June 30, 4:21 a.m.
Lucy Bronze, who helped the University of North Carolina win a national title in 2009, has ... What They're Saying: Dave Checketts June 30, 3:27 a.m.
"The Burn, the Rapids, the Chicago Fire - listening to that, you couldn't tell if it ... Open Cup: Jeffries leads Charlotte against former club June 30, 3:11 a.m.
The Charlotte Independence, the lone USL team still alive in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, ... What They're Saying: Letter from Crossfire to FIFA June 30, 2:44 a.m.
"USSF and MLS appear to behave in a conspiratorial manner, acting side-by-side to deny U.S. youth ... Copa America: Vargas leads host Chile into final June 30, 2:18 a.m.
Eduardo Vargas scored two goals to lead host Chile to a 2-1 win over 10-man Peru ... 'Caps and Sounders kick off CCL group play in August June 30, 1:57 a.m.
Two more Cascadia Cup matches in August and September have been added to the 2015 calendar ... ICYMI | MLS: Gerrard arrives in L.A. June 30, 1:27 a.m.
Midfielder Steven Gerrard has arrived in Southern California to start the MLS phase of his illustrious ... Scouting Report: USA must hit the pedal against Germans June 30, 12:01 a.m.
The USA and Germany have not played in more than two years, but there will be ... Video Pick: An impressive collection of MLS golazos June 29, 4:19 p.m.
Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Olmes Garcia (Real Salt Lake), Darlington Nagbe (Portland), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose) ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives